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Application Requirements & Timelines

 

Admissions Policy

The College of Law seeks to select students to become part of the entering class who are capable of undertaking the rigorous study of law, who come from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds, and who are committed to the highest ethical standards as citizens and future lawyers.

The College of Law has a rolling admissions policy, admitting students until the incoming class is full. Our application will remain online until August 15 of every year and we accept scores from the June LSAT. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avail themselves of the greatest consideration for admission as well as scholarship and grant awards. Applying online is free.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete or be currently working to finish your Bachelor's Degree.

  2. Register with LSAC and decide when you will take the LSAT (Offered annually in June, October, December, and February).  ONU Law accepts June 2016 scores for Fall 2016 applicants.

  3. Register with the Credential Assembly Services (CAS).  The CAS will compile all LSAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation and send them to ONU Law as a complete report. 

  4. Request letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or mentors who can speak to your academic achievement and overall readiness to attend a rigorous law school.  Letters of Recommendation should be sent to LSAC. 

  5. Prepare a personal statement; writing several drafts to ensure no spelling or grammatical errors.  The personal statement can be uploaded directly to ONU Law’s online application. 

  6. Polish your résumé and make sure all activities, work experience, and leadership roles are up to date.  The résumé can be uploaded directly to ONU Law’s online application. 

  7. Include a detailed explanation of any character and fitness issues.  (If Applicable)

  8. Complete and submit ONU Law’s free online application. 

  9. International Applicants and Transfer Applicants must provide additional documentation, which is listed here.   

  10. Prior law school information: it is important to indicate on your application if you have ever attended any law school previously.  (If Applicable)

Timeline for 2016-17 Admission

September 4, 2015 - Free 2016-16 Application available online

December 1, 2015 - Office of Law Admissions begins review of applications.  Admittance decisions sent on a rolling basis.  

December 1, 2015 - Invitations for the Summer Starter Program sent on a rolling basis

March 18, 2016 - Accepted Students Day 1 - RSVP Now

April 9, 2016 - Accepted Students Day 2 - RSVP Now

April 15, 2015 - First Deposit Due

May 20, 2016 - Deadline to interview for the Summer Starter Program

June 13, 2016 - June LSAT administration (we accept June LSAT scores)

June 15, 2016 - Second Deposit Due

August 15, 2016 - Deadline to apply for Fall 2016 entry